Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator

Applications will be available July 1-August 21, 2017 for the class of 2018.

What Is It?

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator residency is designed to encourage artistic risk-taking by supporting artists in the creation of work that is outside the boundaries of their usual genre, discipline or comfort zone. The goal of the Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency is not to create a final, polished product. Instead, the residency is designed to give artists time and space to “incubate” -- to develop an idea or concept and explore it. The Arts Incubator Residency is part of Cornish Playhouse’s public benefit to the Seattle community..

How It Works

Groups are selected to participate in the Arts Incubator Residency by completing the application and submitting them by August 21, 2017. Groups are notified in September if they have been successful.

Who Can Apply?

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency is open to anyone age 18 and older, including professional and non-professional artists, teachers, ensembles and groups, and students. The Residency is open to both those within the Cornish community and those outside the Cornish community. The lead artist applying must be a Washington state resident.

How to Apply

The application process is now open. Please download the application materials on this webpage. The completed application will include: application, work samples, references, and availability form. Any questions on the application process should be directed to pestell@cornish.edu

Past Classes

Past classes included: Alice Gosti, Pe/Mo, Coleman Pester, Carl Lawrence, Julie Greenway, Angelina Baldoz, Charles McCall, JuJu, Veronika Lee-Baik, Hannah Simmons, and Melanie V.

"Spheres of Influence" Filming by Nico Towers. Nico Towers was apart of our 2016/17 Arts Incubator class. During her residency she took the mechanical principles of soccer and applied them to dance improvisation. Soccer was taught to dancers, and scores

"Spheres of Influence" Filming by Nico Towers. Nico Towers was apart of our 2016/17 Arts Incubator class. During her residency she took the mechanical principles of soccer and applied them to dance improvisation. Soccer was taught to dancers, and scores.